Homeless trio rescue little bobcat in California

Homeless trio rescue little bobcat in California
A homeless trio successfully rescued a beleaguered baby bobcat from a river bottom in Riverside's Fairmount Park in California, authorities announced. Animal Control Officer Lorena Barron-Lopez said Winda Bosquez, a homeless woman, saw the cub’s mother spooking and scampering off with his sibling, leaving the little bobcat all alone. The kitten was crying for help as birds were pecking at him. Bosquez, accompanied by two other people, scooped the tiny bobcat up and placed him in her backpack. Then, she called Riverside County Animal Services. Officer Barron-Lopez the cub is roughly 3-months-old. She added that while the cub is quite adorable, he is still a wild animal. Speaking about the cub, Barron-Lopez said, “He said there was crows and flies around it and he just didn't want to leave it there to die. It was a little frightening because I didn’t know if it was going to bite me but it ran right into my cage. It was very scared. I felt bad for it.” The officer emphasized that Bosquez and the two other homeless people put the need to rescue the little cub ahead of their safety concerns. When the cub was rescued, he appeared helpless. The baby bobcat has been placed in the care of the Department of Fish and Wildlife, where wildlife experts will care for him until he becomes strong enough to be released into the wild.
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